Contributing Reporter, Editor, and Host
Deborah is a contributing reporter at KUOW and the host of SoundQs, a podcast fueled by listener curiosity. She is an award–winning radio and television journalist whose career spans more than three decades.
As the recipient of a 2018-2019 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, Deborah is currently focusing her reporting on adolescents and mental health.
Deborah's first reporting job was at public radio station WFCR in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1990, she went to work for National Public Radio and served as NPR's Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. During that time, she covered the Persian Gulf War from coalition headquarters in Saudi Arabia and then spent many months in Kuwait, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq filing stories on the war's aftermath.
In 1993, she joined ABC News as a television correspondent in Beijing and Hong Kong, and covered, among other things, Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule. In 1999, she set up the network's first news bureau in Seattle.
Deborah has also worked as an on–air anchor for CNN International, as host of IN Close on KCTS9 Public Television in Seattle, and she is a long-time host on the TEDxSeattle stage.
Deborah has won numerous awards for her reporting, including the Alfred I. DuPont Silver Baton for coverage of the first Gulf War, and the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for best radio documentary. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University.
To see more of Deborah's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
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